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How can I input this symbol? I need this to be able to add comments to my apache configuration file. Alt is used as Meta on your system.
That's why it behaves strangely in nano and bash. On Ubuntu server command-line only with British keyboard layout, you need to press the right alt key to get the hash symbol: Only the right alt is interpreted as alt-gr by your Linux system, and that's the modifier key required on non-Mac OS systems for the alternative characters on the keyboard.
Ubuntu Unfortunately the right-side Alt 3 only emits a superscript "2", not the hash, And the left-side Alt 3 prints nothing.
English UK, MacIntosh international. Clicking on the little "keyboard" button at the bottom shows the position of all characters on each key. One of the previous posts said Alt but it was Ctrl.
In Terminal preferences, go to Profiles then Keyboard. Disable the Use Option as Meta Key option. The alt key is located on the very bottom row of keys between the ctrl and command key.
Where is the Mac Hash Key?
Robbie Dalziel….. You must be logged in to post a comment. Try this: Log in to Reply. Are you pressing the alt button combined with the number 3?
Apple Mac Keyboard # hashtag – where is it?
Does the hash appear in your text when your typing in twitter or any document? You can switch the modifier keys in any release and with any keyboard this way. If you have any other helpful tips for using a Windows or PC keyboard on a Mac, then share them with us in the comments below!
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Enter your email address below:. Hello, Do you know if it is possible to change the comma key on the numeric keypad by a period? I have a Matias keyboard connected to a MacBook.
I know there is software that allows to do, but I would like to know if it is possible to change it natively I would not mind applying a command via cli if that was the solution. Can the function keys on a PC keyboard control volume, screen brightness, etc, as an Apple keyboard does? Name required.
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